Pushing for no-confidence vote will mean not trusting Agong, says Hadi

PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang says he leaves it to Muhyiddin Yassin to decide who should be deputy prime minister.

PETALING JAYA: PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang says those who push for a vote of no confidence against Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin do not trust the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

“(They) don’t trust the Agong, it is up to the people to judge them,” he told reporters at the Kesatuan Ulama’ Seduina (KUIS) office in Marang, Terengganu, today.

Previously, former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Pakatan Harapan, which is now in the opposition, would ask for an urgent sitting of the Dewan Rakyat to determine who has the majority.

Mahathir disputed that Muhyiddin, who was appointed as the eighth prime minister by the Agong, has the full support of all PPBM MPs, as six representatives, including himself and his son Mukhriz, do not back him.

Hadi said he would leave it to Muhyiddin to decide if he was a candidate for deputy prime minister, but this was not a condition.

“If I am not selected, it is okay. Even going back to being a fisherman, it is okay. I want to work for the country. Those proposing my name now are the people, it should be the PM.”

He said he would also leave it to Muhyiddin to decide on the Cabinet composition, taking into account the inclusion of MPs from other communities as Malaysia was a multiracial country.

“We are all together, certainly it will take into account the seats in Perikatan Nasional and those in Sabah and Sarawak (who are not in the coalition), including non-Muslims,” he said.